For our second installment in our new LA Stories department, here are a few more bits of sidewalk stencil art seen around town—and one ingenious message for people who don’t know what it means when a curb is painted red.
This stencil shows up several times along the stretch of Melrose just east of Fairfax. We really couldn’t agree with this sentiment more. Can we make this a resolution in 2015? That means ignoring those awful click-bait stories about people who are only famous for their sex tapes, their ripped or ruined bikini bodies, or their inexplicable refusal to wear undergarments in public. No more. Just no more.
This Melrose-adjacent piece started out as just the admonition to “be grateful,” another idea we can definitely get behind. A few weeks later, the head (Freud, perhaps?) appeared beneath it. This seems to me like art building on art, changing it, suggesting a dialogue. I like it.
I especially like this worthy public service announcement on Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock. Reading is still fundamental.
A tip of the hat to the folks who stenciled this message on the curb in West Hollywood!